Visit Maramures

The land of wooden churches, mythological richness, impressive landscapes and very ancient customs


The Barsana Monastery is located at the southern end of the village and merits a visit by travelers. Within the confines of the monastery, visitors will be hard-pressed not to feel the emotion and pulsing life of the mountains, flowers, fields and hills of the area.

Spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and stunning wooden architecture make the monastery one of the most special places in all of Maramures. Most of the buildings within the monastery complex are open to the public. Barsana is also home to Teodor Barsan, a famous handicraftsman in wood, whose work is reknowed all over Maramures and beyond. His son, Ioan Barsan, has inharited his skillfulness and carries on the old handicraft to his day.

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